Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995377 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny that your IQ was too low for the Democrats.
The only Party that would accept you is the Teabagger Party, home of the lowest IQ voters with severe mental issues.
People just like you!!
Funny that your IQ was too low for the Democrats??? LOL... If it's ghetto, ignorant, moocher, and idiot, it's free cheese, loser, and liberal..

It's the culture...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995378 Oct 4, 2013
When it's ok for a Democrat to pick and choose what legislation to fund...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-dennis-kuci...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#995379 Oct 4, 2013
Who got the billions of dollars in social programs who benefitted more lets see they people who had the businesses that recieved the cashed checks, did section 8 put you in a mansion no but it put your landlord in one or at least they owned their own mmmmmmmmm medicade the doctor the pharmacy on the welfare person look at the projects in New orleans oh snap is that America DEMOCRATS really lololohahahahaha every race benefitted from AFIRMATIVE ACTION blacks wear it as their Blanket hahahahahahalolololol everyone gets welfare Blacks are the face of welfare hahahahahalololololo I know one thing the Segregated Black community had to be self saviour now scattered progress hahahahahalololol
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995380 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
That Congressional Exemption From Obamacare? Another Myth
""“Why are Congress and their families exempt from the new plan?” a questioner named Paul asked in a recent Yahoo Finance Q&A on the Affordable Care Act.“If the coverage is inferior, why don’t they stand behind it?”
Of all the misconceptions surrounding the new health reform law known as Obamacare—and there are many—one of the newest and most infuriating is the idea that Congress made itself “exempt” from a law that puts onerous new burdens on many other Americans. That contention is totally false. In fact, members of Congress, along with their personal staffers, are required to participate in Obamacare, which is a more stringent requirement than employees of many big companies face.
The confusion is understandable. Earlier this year, Congress did, in fact, consider passing legislation that would amount to an exemption, though that never happened. Then, in August, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in a speech that “President Obama just granted all of Congress an exception. And he did it because Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats who passed this thing came begging and said,‘Please, please, please let us out of Obamacare.’” Nobody actually saw Harry Reid begging, but the claim gained traction nonetheless, and a chain email containing bogus information about Congress being exempt from Obamacare started to circulate.
Here’s what really happened. When the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, it included a passage that said:“The only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff … are (I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or (II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act).”
In plain English, that means that at the end of this year, members of Congress and their personal staffs will no longer be eligible for the federal health care plan, and they’ll have to purchase insurance through an exchange instead. That requirement was initially proposed by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who opposed the law, as a kind of dare back in 2009, when legislators were still debating what would go in the bill. It caught on as a populist measure and made it into the final law.
With members of Congress and their staffs being forced to buy insurance on the exchanges beginning in 2014, the real question regarding Congress is how the government can continue to offer some sort of health care benefit for those federal employees, the way most big employers do, since it can no longer cover a portion of the premium. Few, if any, Congressional staffers would qualify for the low-income subsidies. That means their net insurance costs would rise considerably if they were forced to buy from an exchange with no support at all from their employer. The basic idea is to make Congressional employees whole by giving them a new benefit that’s more or less equal to what they’ll be losing when they can no longer participate in the government’s health care offerings.""
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amazing how uninformed the FOX nitwits are!!
Nutsack always bent over and punked by No Surprize obama, Fox News, someone or something all the time looking like a total idiot...

It's the culture
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995381 Oct 4, 2013
"U.S. Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund veterans"

"U.S. Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund veterans"

"U.S. Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund veterans"

"U.S. Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund veterans"

"U.S. Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund veterans"

"U.S. Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund veterans"

"U.S. Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund veterans"

"U.S. Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund veterans"

"U.S. Democrats defeat Republican measure to fund veterans"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/01/usa...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#995382 Oct 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
Dumb idiotic cons. Talk about abuse of power!!!
Texass should be ashamed.....
"Congressman Confronts Park Ranger Over Closed WWII Memorial
By Mark Segraves
| Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 | Updated 9:45 AM EDT
NBCWashington
U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Tx., confronted a Park Ranger at the closed World War II Memorial Wednesday.
Conflict over the responsibility for the government shutdown got personal at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Wednesday when a member of Congress confronted a U.S. Park Service Ranger over access to the closed park land.
The congressman was Randy Neugebauer, a Republican representing Texas. He confronted the ranger in the middle of a crowd of tourists as she was keeping most of the public out of the closed World War II memorial.
The Park Service has been allowing World War II vets who have traveled from all over the country to enter the memorial, even though it's closed during the government shutdown; the rangers say they are exercising their First Amendment rights as they let the veterans in.
But they are keeping the rest of the public out of the facility, which is officially closed. And that did not sit well with the congressman, reported News4's Mark Segraves, who witnessed the confrontation.
"How do you look at them and... deny them access?" said Neugebauer. He, with most House Republicans, had voted early Sunday morning to pass a funding measure that would delay the Affordable Care Act, a vote that set up a showdown with the Senate and President Barack Obama. With the parties unable to agree on how to fund the federal government, non-essential government functions shut down Tuesday.
"It's difficult," responded the Park Service employee.
"Well, it should be difficult," replied the congressman, who was carrying a small American flag in his breast pocket.
"It is difficult," responded the Park Service employee. "I'm sorry, sir."
"The Park Service should be ashamed of themselves," the congressman said.
"I'm not ashamed," replied the ranger.
At that point, a crowd of onlookers got involved. "Ask those questions of the people who aren't passing the budget," shouted a voice from the crowd. "That's who you need to ask these questions to."
"This woman is doing her job, just like me," shouted another. "I'm a 30-year federal veteran -- I'm out of work."
The man, wearing a bicycle helmet, at this point was face to face with the congressman.
"Well, the reason you are is because Mr. Reid decided to shut down the government," responded Neugebauer, referring to the top Senate Democrat.
"No, it's because the government won't do its job and pass a budget," the bicyclist responded...."
Wow a smart person on a bicycle--she knows the democrats haven't passed a budget for 5 years. How is that possible? the democrats have been lying to the American public for years now.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#995383 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Lorac walks away from another of her series of lies.
You just don't like doing homework.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#995384 Oct 4, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"sonic"
I have to admit Bush was not grate, hell he was not even good. But when you consider under president nobama;
- Unemployment is higher under nobama than it was under Bush
- Household income is lower under nobama than it was under bush
- Millions more American's on food stamps under nobama than under Bush
- Fewer American's required to pay federal income tax under nobama than under Bush
- Debt far higher under nobama than under Bush
As I said Bush was not very good but when compared to nobama he was grate.
Peace
KMA
President Bush didn't run around with a spit dripping mouth calling American people terrorists either.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995385 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
That Congressional Exemption From Obamacare? Another Myth
""“Why are Congress and their families exempt from the new plan?” a questioner named Paul asked in a recent Yahoo Finance Q&A on the Affordable Care Act.“If the coverage is inferior, why don’t they stand behind it?”
Of all the misconceptions surrounding the new health reform law known as Obamacare—and there are many—one of the newest and most infuriating is the idea that Congress made itself “exempt” from a law that puts onerous new burdens on many other Americans. That contention is totally false. In fact, members of Congress, along with their personal staffers, are required to participate in Obamacare, which is a more stringent requirement than employees of many big companies face.
The confusion is understandable. Earlier this year, Congress did, in fact, consider passing legislation that would amount to an exemption, though that never happened. Then, in August, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in a speech that “President Obama just granted all of Congress an exception. And he did it because Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats who passed this thing came begging and said,‘Please, please, please let us out of Obamacare.’” Nobody actually saw Harry Reid begging, but the claim gained traction nonetheless, and a chain email containing bogus information about Congress being exempt from Obamacare started to circulate.
Here’s what really happened. When the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, it included a passage that said:“The only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff … are (I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or (II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act).”
In plain English, that means that at the end of this year, members of Congress and their personal staffs will no longer be eligible for the federal health care plan, and they’ll have to purchase insurance through an exchange instead. That requirement was initially proposed by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who opposed the law, as a kind of dare back in 2009, when legislators were still debating what would go in the bill. It caught on as a populist measure and made it into the final law.
With members of Congress and their staffs being forced to buy insurance on the exchanges beginning in 2014, the real question regarding Congress is how the government can continue to offer some sort of health care benefit for those federal employees, the way most big employers do, since it can no longer cover a portion of the premium. Few, if any, Congressional staffers would qualify for the low-income subsidies. That means their net insurance costs would rise considerably if they were forced to buy from an exchange with no support at all from their employer. The basic idea is to make Congressional employees whole by giving them a new benefit that’s more or less equal to what they’ll be losing when they can no longer participate in the government’s health care offerings.""
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amazing how uninformed the FOX nitwits are!!
hahaha...you didn't know about this until 2 minutes ago!!!!!!!!!!
TSM

El Paso, TX

#995386 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny that your IQ was too low for the Democrats.
The only Party that would accept you is the Teabagger Party, home of the lowest IQ voters with severe mental issues.
People just like you!!
Nuculur you come across as someone that was ‘Conceive’ in the Backseat of your (Daddies Car) which explains your Low IQ and that Stupid is Forever!!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#995387 Oct 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Yup! He started something he wasn't able to finish...
... that needed a non cons touch to clean up a cons mess!!!
Why are there thousands of contractors aka Black Water still in Iraq?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995388 Oct 4, 2013
Pivot...

"New York Times Does the Single Payer Pivot"

http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/20...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995389 Oct 4, 2013
If congress is responsible for obama's government shut down, then Majority leaders Pelosi and Reid are responsible in 2007--2009 losing 750,000 jobs per month, creating the worst recession in 80 years you ignorant idiot democrats created...
Blame the demokRATS that created the recession ....

yet liberals blame Congress today for all the woes of obama.... Most American now see democrats for what they truly are: losers and obstructionists.

If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's free cheese, loser, and liberal..

It's the culture...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#995390 Oct 4, 2013
"The House passed three targeted spending bills on Wednesday night, pushing to fund the District of Columbia, the National Institutes of Health and the National Park Service despite the government shutdown"
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995391 Oct 4, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever happened to your sanity??
snutsack again all bent over and punked by No Surprize Carol, someone or something all the time looking like a ghetto idiot...

It's the culture..
WOW

Bronx, NY

#995392 Oct 4, 2013
they got welfare as soon as they got civil right because the Black store keeper would have gotten that money and what would Macys and woolworth do not get all the Happy Desegregation money that we were happy to run and spend ha,

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#995393 Oct 4, 2013
By
Stephanie Condon /
CBS News/ October 2, 2013, 5:34 AM
Obamacare marketplaces raise data security concerns

Minnesota insurance broker Jim Koester was looking for information about assisting with Obamacare implementation; instead, what landed in his inbox last month was a document filled with the names, Social Security numbers and other pieces of personal information belonging to his fellow Minnesotans.
In one of the first breaches of the new Obamacare online marketplaces, an employee of the Minnesota marketplace, called MNsure, accidentally emailed Koester a document containing personally identifying information for more than 2,400 insurance agents, the Minnesota Star Tribune reported. MNsure was able to quickly undo the damage because Koester cooperated with them, but the incident left him unnerved.
"The more I thought about it, the more troubled I was," Koester told the newspaper. "What if this had fallen into the wrong hands? It's scary. If this is happening now, how can clients of MNsure be confident their data is safe?"

GOP pushes bill to undo Obamacare insurance exchanges
Online marketplaces like MNsure, called exchanges, are now running in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as part of the changes established under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment began on Tuesday, and as many as 7 million people are expected to sign up for private insurance plans on the exchanges in the next six months. Personal information for all of those customers will be routed from a federal datahub to the state-based exchanges, leaving people like Koester, and some health data experts, concerned about the program's security.
As more health-related data is digitized, "the privacy violations are going to be incalculable," Jim Pyles, an expert in health law who co-founded the law firm Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, told CBSNews.com .
Health data breaches are far from just an Obamacare issue. Doctors, health administrators and their business associates already regularly handle personal information, like a patient's address, date of birth, Social Security number, prescription information and medical history.
Since 2009 -- when the Health and Human Services Department started requiring reporting on data breaches -- about 27 million people have been impacted by major breaches of unencrypted health data.
That doesn't mean the information is used to steal identities -- a thief may steal a laptop from a hospital administrator just for the machine, not the data on it. In fact, medical identity theft -- when a thief uses someone else's name or health insurance information to get health care, get prescription drugs or file insurance claims -- is a relatively small problem, based on complaints collected by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the agency in charge of consumer protection. Medical identity theft accounted for less than 1 percent of all complaints received by the FTC in 2012 -- just 199 cases in all.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#995394 Oct 4, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"martinejosei"
Have to disagree with your Fact #3. I know many democrats who admire and respect our military and detest muslim terrorists. I will agree the head democrat, president nobama, does indeed hate the military and does support muslim terrorists. My disagreements with democrats are primarily on social issues.
Peace
and yet the facts just completely disagree with your opinion of President Obama
and provide proof of just how President Obama deals with terrorists and threats to America.

Unlike Bush, President Obama is responsible for the execution death of Osama bin Laden.
President Obama is also responsible for killing more al qaeda leaders than President Bush, taking the war to their "previously" safe havens in Yemen and Pakistan

seriously dude, just what kind of twisted logic do you have to use to come to the conclusion that President Obama supports Muslim terrorists. The only thing he supports it granting their wish of martyrdom

If anything, I'd have to say President Bush supported Muslim Terrorists.
Despite months of repeated warnings about an impending attack, President Bush not only did nothing, he took a 30 vacation and allowed the worst single attack against the U.S. in its history to occur on 9/11/01.
He gave Osama bin Laden exactly what he wanted to engage the U.S. in a war of attrition in a Middle Eastern country, preferably Iraq to lead us into a huge debt with the hope of bankrupting us just like he did to the USSR in Afghanistan.
He let Osama bin Laden escape justice at Tora Bora early in the war.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#995395 Oct 4, 2013
Some more friendly Liberal tweets...

on the Recent DC shooting by LE...

towards the bottom...

http://theothermccain.com/2013/10/03/isolated...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#995396 Oct 4, 2013
Those, however, are just the reported cases. "Once that information's stolen electronically, the information can be copied infinitely and spread everywhere," Pyles said. "It's very, very difficult to stop fraud then."

And while medical identity theft is rarely reported, identity theft generally speaking is a major problem -- in 2012, identity theft accounted for 18 percent of the more than 2 million complaints that came into the FTC. Specifically, the FTC told a House Homeland Security subcommittee last month. The massive IT project, he said, has "literally no technical precedent."

That, of course, doesn't mean the project isn't worthwhile.

"The challenges in health care have changed. We used to store information in unlocked file cabinets in the back of somebody's office. Was that secure? No, it wasn't," Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors, said in the Homeland Security subcommittee hearing. "Security and privacy of data is always a concern, but the thing that has changed is the increasingly interconnected nature of not just our health care system but our overall lives in general."

While security and privacy have always been a concern, files stolen from an unlocked file cabinet can only make it so far. The laws designed to protect personal information on health data systems haven't always kept up with the increasing flow of information.

Health information isn't just used by doctors, but also by analytics brokers sifting through data and repackaging it for the likes of pharmaceutical companies and health tech companies. The legal commercialization of this information is a booming industry that's creating even more opportunities for that information to be stolen.

"We're seeing massive breaches as more companies have more information and more copies," Pyles said. What's needed now, he continued, are simplified laws so that patients and practitioners can understand them and feel confident that their health information is protected.

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